When people hear the term air pollution, they mostly envision industrial complexes and toxic fumes rising into the atmosphere. These troublesome images aren’t really off the mark, but what we often overlook is our own living environments, in which we spend a large portion of our life, are plagued by various pollutants. Toxic clouds float around our homes, not just urban jungles and distant horizons, and that calls for a proactive approach. Maintaining an optimal indoor climate is thus paramount for the health and well-being of all inhabitants.
If your home is in the woods, there are no second thoughts that you live in heaven. Have you ever heard about ‘landscaping’? It is the art of creating your surroundings in such a way that aggrandizes the beauty of it.
Looking for the next big thing on the housing market? Somewhere to live that is ‘new-age’, easy and effective on the environment, and simply pleasing to the public? Check out these UFO unsinkable homes on the water, which may soon become an option for many home buyers. Technology increasingly advances as new designs are implemented and unparalleled new methods of living become commonplace.
Technology increasingly advances as new designs are implemented and unparalleled new methods of living become commonplace. One boating startup company known as Jet Capsule is currently developing a prototype model of the UFO houseboat structure, the future of aquatic living.
One of the healthiest hair care methods is the use of a nourishing coconut milk shampoo recipe for thick, healthy hair from root to tip. Pure ingredients such as those found in this recipe are chemical-free and packed full of healthy vitamins and minerals that hair strands soak up!
It’s that time of year! Maybe you’re already signed up for this season, or maybe you’ve never heard about them. A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is a local farm offering a certain number of farm “shares” of his/her crop to the public. These vary and typically consist of veggies, but often times include fruit, eggs, cheeses, and even meat. Consumers purchase a share from their selected farmer and receive a predetermined quantity of the farmer’s crop regularly throughout the growing season. Even in Western PA, where we experience a relatively harsh winter, there are plenty of programs and shares to choose from 12 months throughout the year.
WHY SHOULD YOU SIGN UP FOR ONE?
Our eating and shopping habits are not just important for health, but for our local economies, the environment, and the future of our food system.
With all the brilliance of technology nowadays, it’s no wonder the invention of organic gardening, on autopilot, is now capable of becoming the ‘norm’. Developed by a small team of three (Rick, Rory, and Time), FarmBot has grown exponentially as pre-orders for this device skyrocket.
The blueprints for the Farmbot device are available as a free download, so anyone can acquire the blueprints and try their hand at building the device on their own (and even make customized tweaks to it) or, pre-made Farmbot kits are available for those who’d like to build the device with everything required for its construction already included.
Eco-friendly is not just a fancy term your weird painter/photographer friend uses while sipping organic juice, no. Taking care of nature and the environment has become a very important matter in today’s world of global warming and increasingly diminishing natural resources.
If you are not eco-mindful by now, it’s time to board the eco train, because if humans don’t take matters into their own hands in the struggle to save mother Earth, who will? What kind of Earth will we be leaving to our children?
One of the more pressing matters of environmental issues is energy consumption, which is at an all-time high.
Here is how you can help nurture our Earth by implementing small changes into your home that will not only help the environment but are also a healthier option for you and your family.
Bees are crucial to the survival of the human race. Via their impressive ability to pollinate and produce honey, they provide a priceless service in helping us produce enough crops to feed our growing population. Many if not most of the food products we consume contain a vegetable source that the bees helped pollinate (not including honey). And what do they get in return? Squashed because we’re afraid of them and their stingers, or we destroy their homes because they’re too close to ours.
Worse yet… plants and other crops get sprayed with dangerous chemicals toxic to bees, killing them off in droves, resulting in colony collapse. These chemicals really aren’t too great for humans either, yet we continue to use them rather than organic farming methods to meet the ever-increasing demands of consumerism.